Released on 2017-11-16Categories Business & Economics

A History of the English Railway, Its Social Relations and Revelations 1820-1845, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

A History of the English Railway, Its Social Relations and Revelations 1820-1845, Vol. 2 (Classic Reprint)

Author: John Francis

Publisher: Forgotten Books

ISBN: 0331183374

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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Excerpt from A History of the English Railway, Its Social Relations and Revelations 1820-1845, Vol. 2 Great railway meeting Alarm of railway public Objections to the bill Introduction to the Commons Opposition to it. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
Released on 2018-10-10Categories

A History of the English Railway

A History of the English Railway

Author: John Francis

Publisher: Franklin Classics

ISBN: 0342110047

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Page: 324

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Released on 2015-08-22Categories

A History of the English Railway

A History of the English Railway

Author: John Francis

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 1296968111

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Page: 618

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This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important, and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work was reproduced from the original artifact, and remains as true to the original work as possible. Therefore, you will see the original copyright references, library stamps (as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the world), and other notations in the work. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work.As a reproduction of a historical artifact, this work may contain missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Released on 2014-03-28Categories Business & Economics

A Handbook of Alternative Theories of Public Economics

A Handbook of Alternative Theories of Public Economics

Author: Francesco Forte

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 9781781004715

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 576

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This comprehensive and thought-provoking Handbook reviews public sector economics from pluralist perspectives that either complement or reach beyond mainstream views. The book takes a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach, drawing on economi
Released on 2009-09-10Categories Business & Economics

The World's First Railway System

The World's First Railway System

Author: Mark Casson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191570414

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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The British railway network was a monument to Victorian private enterprise. Its masterpieces of civil engineering were emulated around the world. But its performance was controversial: praised for promoting a high density of lines, it was also criticised for wasteful duplication of routes. This is the first history of the British railway system written from a modern economic perspective. It uses conterfactual analysis to construct an alternaive network to represent the most efficient alternative rail network that could have been constructed given what was known at the time - the first time this has been done. It reveals how weaknesses in regulation and defects in government policy resulted in enormous inefficiency in the Victorian system that Britain lives with today. British railway companies developed into powerful regional monopolies, which then contested each other's territories. When denied access to existing lines in rival territories, they built duplicate lines instead. Plans for an integrated national system, sponsored by William Gladstone, were blocked by Members of Parliament because of a perceived conflict with the local interests they represented. Each town wanted more railways than its neighbours, and so too many lines were built. The costs of these surplus lines led ultimately to higher fares and freight charges, which impaired the performance of the economy. The book will be the definitive source of reference for those interested in the economic history of the British railway system. It makes use of a major new historical source, deposited railway plans, integrates transport and local history through its regional analysis of the railway system, and provides a comprehensive, classified bibliography.